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Thelonious Monk: The Life and Times of an American Original

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Publisher Comments:

THELONIOUS MONK is the critically acclaimed, gripping saga of an artistand#8217;s struggle to and#8220;make itand#8221; without compromising his musical vision. It is a story that, like its subject, reflects the tidal ebbs and flows of American history in the twentieth century. To his fans, he was the ultimate hipster; to his detractors, he was temperamental, eccentric, taciturn, or childlike. His angular melodies and dissonant harmonies shook the jazz world to its foundations, ushering in the birth of and#8220;bebopand#8221; and establishing Monk as one of Americaand#8217;s greatest comandshy;posers. Elegantly written and rich with humor and pathos, andlt;Iandgt;Thelonious Monk andlt;/Iandgt;is the definitive work on modern jazzand#8217;s most original composer.

Synopsis:

The first full biography of Thelonious Monk, written by a brilliant historian,with full access to the family's archives and with dozens of interviews.

About the Author

andlt;Bandgt;Robin D.G. Kelleyandlt;/Bandgt; is a professor of history and American studies and ethnicity at the University of Southern California. From 2003-2006, he was the William B. Ransford Professor of Cultural and Historical Studies at Columbia Univeristy. From 1994-2003, he was a professor of history and Africanaandnbsp;Studies at New York Universityandnbsp;as well the chairman of NYU's history department from 2002-2003. andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;One of the youngest tenured professors in a full academic discipline--at the age of 32--Kelley has spent most of his career exploring American and African-American history with a particular emphasis on African-American musical culture, including jazz and hip-hop.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781439190463
Author:
Kelley, Robin
Publisher:
Free Press
Author:
Kelley, Robin D. G.
Subject:
Genres & Styles - Jazz
Subject:
General
Subject:
North American
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
Music - Jazz
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20101131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Notes, index, discography and 16-page ph
Pages:
624
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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